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Researchers put school choice options under the microscope

Mar. 14, 2011—Vanderbilt education experts explore the complex issues surrounding school choice in new book published this month by Harvard Education Press.

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Economy, including jobs, Tennesseans’ No. 1 priority in inaugural Vanderbilt Poll

Feb. 6, 2011—The top three priorities for Tennessee’s elected officials should be the economy, education and health care, according to a new poll launched by Vanderbilt University.

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How does the policy environment impact charter schools?

Jan. 26, 2011—Charter schools and mayoral control are both hot topics in education reform.  Indiana combined these reform strategies when enacting a new charter school law in 2001.  Under the law, the mayor of Indianapolis was granted authorizing authority to charter schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools district, as well as 10 surrounding districts within metro Indianapolis. ...

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Texas program sees gains in student achievement, teacher retention

Dec. 7, 2010—Student achievement improved and teacher turnover declined in schools participating in the Texas state-funded District Awards for Teacher Excellence (D.A.T.E.) program, the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University has found. “Our findings suggest that, more often than not, participants in the D.A.T.E. program had a positive experience and that student achievement gains and...

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt expert able to comment on DREAM Act

Dec. 6, 2010—As members of Congress spar over whether or not to provide tuition benefits and a path to legalization to undocumented students through the DREAM Act, an examination of the nation’s first state-level “dream act” indicates such policy effectively boosts college enrollment by these students.

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Educators need to shift focus from achievement gap to opportunity gap to better serve racially diverse students

Nov. 10, 2010—A report released this week by the Council of Great City Schools finds black students continue to perform and test at levels significantly below their white counterparts. A new book released this month by Vanderbilt University education professor H. Richard Milner details strategies for closing this persistent achievement gap by refocusing our attention on opportunity...

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Milner wins multicultural research award

Nov. 5, 2010—Vanderbilt University education scholar Richard Milner has won the 2010 Carl A. Grant Multicultural Research Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education. The award was presented at the 20th annual international NAME conference in Las Vegas on Nov. 5. Milner is Betts Associate Professor of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of...

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Immigration and education explored in special issue of Peabody Journal of Education

Nov. 5, 2010—Immigration issues are as complex and varied in American classrooms as they are in the courtroom, yet answers on how to tackle these issues are elusive. A special issue of the Peabody Journal of Education released this month brings together research from a variety of disciplines to explore some of the most pressing topics surrounding...

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Research briefs offer answers on school choice

Oct. 13, 2010—The National Center for School Choice at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development has released a series of five research briefs explaining new findings on charter schools.

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Hillsboro High School students gain an international perspective from the Hubert H. Humphrey fellows

Sep. 28, 2010—On Sept. 30, students and teachers at Hillsboro High School will have the opportunity to mingle with educational leaders from around the world with a visit from Vanderbilt University’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, part of the Fulbright Exchange Program, brings accomplished mid-career professionals from developing nations and emerging democracies...

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Video: Pay for performance results: Q&A

Sep. 22, 2010—Watch video of the full “Evaluating Rewarding Educator Effectiveness” conference. Read the news release. Watch highlights of the announcement. Media Contact: Melanie Moran, (615) 322-NEWS

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Video: Pay for Performance Results

Sep. 22, 2010—Vanderbilt researcher Matthew Springer presented his findings on the first scientific study measuring whether teacher bonuses alone raised student test scores. Educators from throughout the country attended the “Evaluating Rewarding Educator Effectiveness” conference in Nashville where the results were given Sept. 21. Read the news release. Watch the full announcement with Q&A. Media Contact: Melanie...

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